About the CHIRON Group
The CHIRON Group, headquartered in Tuttlingen, is a global company specializing in CNC-controlled vertical machining and turning centers. It has production and development facilities on four continents, along with sales and service offices and trade missions. The Group, which specializes in the high-tech segment, achieved sales of about € 460 million with around 2,000 employees in 2016. The rate of employees in training is just under 10%.
The CHIRON Group specializes in the development and manufacture of automated vertical machining centers for the machining of complex workpieces at minimal costs and also provides comprehensive services and digital support for optimal machine operation. The optimization of the life cycle cost is the main focus. With the world's fastest tool change systems and holistic, productive manufacturing solutions including automation technology, the CHIRON Group sets the standards for dynamics and accuracy.
The three brands – CHIRON, STAMA and SCHERER – ensure high productivity with their multiple spindles, low space requirements and efficient use of resources. In addition, the brands are characterized by a high turnkey competence, innovation and top technologies. Among the brands, CHIRON primarily stands for speed and precision, while STAMA emphasizes robust milling and heavy cutting and SCHERER builds on multifunctional and flexible vertical pickup lathes and shaft turning centers.
Founded in 1921 as a workshop for the manufacture of precision mechanical equipment and surgical instruments, the CHIRON-Werke made a successful entry in the development and manufacture of vertical machining centers for metal-processing operations during the 1950s. Since 1957, the Hoberg & Driesch group of companies in Dusseldorf has owned CHIRON-Werke. STAMA has been a part of the corporate group since 1997 and SCHERER since 2012.